Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Georgia
Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Georgia
Georgia is known for having excellent mountain bike trails that bring visitors to this state every year. Georgia is a bicycle-friendly place, and it is imperative that all motorists, whether drivers, motorcyclists, or bicyclists, learn to share the road and take cautionary measures to protect one another. While it would be ideal for everyone to share the road, this is not the case in reality. Far too many bicycle accidents happen in Georgia that are often preventable, and when bicycle accidents do happen, the consequences can be disastrous.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law – Georgia Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicyclists are prone to serious injury when hit by heavier motor vehicles because they are not closed within their vehicle as people in passenger vehicles are. When involved in a bike-related accident, it is critical that any bicyclist who suffers injuries considers discussing the situation with a Georgia Bicycle Accident Attorney to determine if someone else may be at fault for causing the accident. Because the injuries associated with bicycle accidents can be severe and debilitating, a victim can incur costly medical care, lost income, disability, Pain and Suffering and more. As such, if you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our bicycle accident lawyers at Montlick & Associates to learn about the Georgia bicycle accident laws that protect your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.
Determining Who is at Fault for Causing a Bicycle Accident
In Georgia, a thorough evaluation of a bicycle accident is necessary to determine what caused or contributed to the accident. A variety of factors are considered as part of an investigation, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Whether anyone involved in the accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Whether a driver was speeding, failed to yield, ran a red light, among other traffic violations;
- The time of day and weather conditions when the accident took place; and
- Whether the motorist who caused the bicycle accident fled the crash scene.
Because there are various ways in which a bicycle accident can happen, our Georgia Bicycle Accident Attorneys examine the facts and circumstances of what happened in order to pursue a maximum financial recovery under the law for our clients. A bicyclist injured in an accident should always consider filing a police report, seeking a medical evaluation, and taking pictures. Of course, if a person is severely injured, it may not be possible to take any such steps following a serious bicycle accident. As such, speaking with an attorney, or having a close family member do so can help injured individuals have a better understanding of how to move forward.
Injuries Associated with Georgia Bicycle Accidents
Just like any auto accident, a bicycle accident can result in significant and debilitating injuries. Such injuries include the following:
- Broken, shattered, or fractured bones;
- Cuts, gashes, and open wounds that require stitching or staples to close;
- Torn ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other soft tissue injuries;
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries that have the potential to result in partial or complete paralysis;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as severe concussions and other brain injuries leading to permanent damage;
- Damage to internal organs;
- Road rash;
- Any other injuries requiring surgical intervention; and
Why it is Important to Speak with a Bicycle Accident Attorney in Georgia
When facing significant injuries that have permanent consequences, it can be difficult getting back on your feet, as you may not be able to work, you may have physical and mental pain and suffering, and your future may be uncertain. If someone else is responsible for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered, that person can normally be held responsible if the facts demonstrate that this person was at fault for causing the accident that resulted in your injuries. While some injuries may heal, others do not. When injuries last forever, they can change a person’s life indefinitely. Such damages can be catastrophic, especially in situations where the victim is young and active. Our attorneys understand the significant impact an accident caused by no fault of your own can have on your life when injuries are involved. Our attorneys fight hard on behalf of each client in order to maximize the value of their cases under the law.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 35 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333